Does this meet building codes?
No is the answer.
On that note. I can only work with home owner builders who are under NO building codes. The building department has no real way to gage a BIOHOME structure. We do not use nails , sheet rock, water flushing toilets, wells, or outside power hook ups. Nothing that a conventional building would use. So they would make it impossible for you to build using BIOHOME methods.
John Polk wrote:
Why is "zero energy" so hard to accomplish now? Before F D Roosevelt (in an effort to supply work to the unemployed) put in thousands of miles of light poles, less than 10% of farms in America had either gas or electric. "The electification of rural America".
paul wheaton wrote:
It's important that folks present their position without suggesting that other folks on permies are anything less than perfect.
Cooling a luxury? Hardly!
Ok, so what about earth tubes.
use a couple 50 yd 4" pipes, buried six feet.
search for earth tubes in that page.
It will bring your incoming air up to ambient earth temp (probably 55-60 F where you live) and you can provide the rest with a RMH. But even if you RMH fails (how can it fail? I don't know:-) your temp will still be well above freezing and well above "cold enough to be really uncomfortable"
Jim Argeropoulos wrote:
First focus on tier 1 ideas: heat retention, rejection, and avoidance. Then go to tier 2: passive systems. Finally tier 3: mechanical equipment
The biggest gains come in tier 1 And they often cost the least to implement
H Ludi Tyler wrote:
solarguy, anything you can post about your retrofit project will be helpful, as I'm wanting to retrofit our cheap-o two storey frame house to be more energy efficient or "zero energy." (as if! )
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